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Life in Christ is the greatest life. That statement sounds strong, but its weak. There is no way to state how great that life is in Christ, but I hope to do so. That is why I am blogging. I am blogging to attempt to unveil the greatness of God and the greatness of a life with Him and in His way.

I am Jake McCandless I grew up in Ashdown, Arkansas. I was blessed to be placed in a family with a deep spiritual heritage. They raised me in church and exemplified Christ in their lives. I was saved by God's grace at age 12. Then at 16 I answered a call to vocational ministry. I began preaching then. I formed a ministry called Sold Out Ministries with some dear friends who too wanted to see others come to Christ. Until 2006 we traveled the region providing full service youth crusades, retreats, revivals, and church events. In that time I went to Central Baptist College in Conway, AR. There I meet my amazing wife Amanda. We were married in 2003 and now have two beautiful girls Andrea (2011) and Addison Grace (2013). In college I ministered through K-Life and as a youth pastor in some amazing churches. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Bible from Central Baptist College (2004). I then attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary receiving an Advanced Masters of Divinity (2009). I am currently pastor of Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, AR where I have served since 2005.

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